About 40% of Ukrainians consider ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko to be the leader of the opposition, but if she does not participate in the elections the leader of the Front for Change Party, Arseniy Yatseniuk, should head the opposition.
According to the findings of the sociological poll conducted by the
Razumkov Center, 39.4% of respondents described Tymoshenko as the leader
of the Ukrainian opposition, 18.9% – Yatseniuk, 4% – leader of UDAR
Party Vitali Klitschko, 3.3% – leader of Ukraine-Forward! Party Natalia
Korolevska, 2.5% – leader of Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko,
1.8% – leader of Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union Oleh Tiahnybok, 1.1% –
leader of the Civil Position Party Anatoliy Hrytsenko and 0.3% – former
interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko.
According to the poll, 62.5% of respondents know that the main
opposition parties have decided to participate in the parliamentary
elections under a single party list and that they will create a single
list of candidates in majority districts.
At the same time 39.3% of Ukrainians say that if Tymoshenko does not
participate in the elections, Yatseniuk should lead the opposition, 8.2%
– Klitschko, 6.1% – Korolevska, 3.1% – Symonenko, 2.9% – Tiahnybok,
2.4% – Hrytsenko and 1.5% – Lutsenko.
While 34.1% said that after the elections all opposition parties
should unite into one faction, 16.6% said that different opposition
factions should just coordinate their activity; and 38.7% of those
polled are not interested in how the parliamentary opposition organizes
At elections in majority districts, 27.7% of respondents are ready to
vote for a single candidate from the united opposition; 17.3% – for
candidate from the ruling party; 9.3% – for an independent candidate;
for 28.2% respondents, the affiliation of the candidate with the
government or opposition is not significant, and 17.6% failed to answer
The poll was conducted by Razumkov Center from June 16 to June 25.
2,009 of respondents from 18 years old were interviewed in all regions
of Ukraine. The poll’s margin of error is 2.3%.